A new program sponsored by the World Bank will provide around two million people with more and better access to water and sewerage facilities in India.
“By 2030, almost 70 percent of India’s new jobs will be generated in cities and more than 18 million people will move to cities. As centers of economic growth, it is critical to strengthen their ability to cope with the impacts of climate change and ensure continuity in basic service delivery,” says Auguste Tano Kouame, the World Bank’s Country Director for India.
The Tamil Nadu Climate Resilient Urban Development Program project will reach a range of cities throughout India’s Tamil Nadu state. The program will cost $300 million to ensure efficient water supply, better sewerage services, and even increase local green spaces. The project aims to support a better quality of urban life across all socioeconomic groups.